- Beautiful, solid premium tonewoods
- Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides; gloss finish
- V-Class bracing with Relief Rout
- Venetian cutaway; maple binding; abalone rosette
- Tropical mahogany neck; satin finish
- West African ebony fingerboard, maple binding, MOP Element inlay
- Ebony truss rod cover; black graphite nut
- West African ebony bridge, pins; Micarta saddle
- Taylor smoked nickel tuning machines
- Taylor ES-2 electronics
- Handcrafted by Taylor luthiers in California, USA
Combining elegant aesthetics with sophisticated playability and tone-enhancing details, the 800 Series is Taylor’s incredibly popular class of premium rosewood guitars. The 814ce acoustic-electric plays very comfortably, thanks to its Grand Auditorium body, graceful Venetian cutaway, and ergonomically radiused rosewood armrest. Featuring beautiful premium solid tonewoods — a Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, a tropical mahogany neck, and a West African ebony fingerboard — the 814ce is the perfect studio and stage workhorse: brilliant in solo and sparse musical settings, and holding its own when tracked in thick arrangements. You’ll love the clear, balanced tone — a sound forged by Taylor’s revolutionary V-Class bracing and amplified flawlessly by the onboard Expression System 2 electronics. As your eyes drink in this instrument’s understated elegance, your hands savor its flawless playability, and your ears revel in its rich, organic tone, you’ll treasure your Taylor 814ce. It’s a feast for the senses.
With Taylor’s V-Class bracing, an acoustic guitar top can be both stiff and flexible — for more volume and sustain. V-Class bracing provides stiffness parallel to the strings for more rigidity and hence sustain. Flexibility on either side generates the air movement necessary for robust projection. It’s the best of both worlds.
Taylor’s beloved Grand Auditorium body style, featured on the 814ce, employs the width and depth of a dreadnought, so it delivers prodigious volume that makes it a “tone cannon” in its own right. However, its waist is narrower, which gives Grand Auditorium bodied acoustic guitars more treble zing, along with improved playing comfort and a sleeker look.
Number of Strings : 6
Strings Type : Elixir, .012-.053
|Body Shape||Grand Auditorium|
Left / Right Handed
|Top Wood||Sitka Spruce|
|Back and Sides Wood||Indian Rosewood|
Neck Wood : Tropical Mahogany
Neck Shape : Standard
Fingerboard Material : West African Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay : Mother-of-Pearl Element
|Number of Frets||20|
|Tuning Machines||Taylor Smoked Nickel|
|Bridge Material||West African Ebony|
Nut / Saddle Material : Black Graphite/Micarta
Nut Width : 1.75"